3-D QSAR CoMFA study of nitrogen mustards possessing new chemical entities as possible anticancer agents
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Rock lands, Ootacamund-643 001, India
V Murugan Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Rock lands, Ootacamund-643 001, India E-mail: [email protected]
This present work is an investigation of anticancer activities of the nitrogen mustards possessing quinazolinone, benzimidazole, benzoxazole, and benzothiazole nuclei by the three-dimensional Quantitative Structure Activity paradigm, Comparative Molecular Field Analysis. A total of 39 compounds were modelled in SYBYL 6.7 (Tripos, USA). The molecules were aligned by root-mean-square fit of atoms and field fit of the steric and electrostatic molecular fields and the resulting databases analysed by partial least squares analysis with cross-validation, leave-one-out and no validation to extract the optimum number of components. The analysis was then repeated with bootstrapping to give the final Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship models. Eight compounds, which were kept separately as test set, were used to test the predictive ability of the Comparative Molecular Field Analysis models. Out of the two models generated, one was found to be useful. The predicted activities of the test set were in good agreement with experimentally determined values.